Positive and Negative Emotions…Do We Need Both?

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed” Edgar Allan Poe We have all felt the impact of positive and negative emotions in our lives…but to answer the question, Do We Need Both?, we need to better understand the important role they play in our lives.. Positive emotions have been identified as the emotions that we find enjoyable to […]


Emotional Intelligence Reflection…

My interest and learning in Emotional Intelligence (EI) and its many competencies has continued to open a vast world of understanding about myself and others.  EI plays a crucial role not only in success in business and life but is also the key to realizing and accepting our authentic selves and those we share the planet with. I would like […]


How Emotional Intelligence Affects Leadership

“Leadership is not domination, but the art of persuading people to work toward a common goal.”   Daniel Goleman Leadership skills, whether in the workplace, schools, politics, or families can be easily recognized. People who are proficient in the steps required to accomplish goals and achieve their vision are considered good leaders.  But being a good leader is more than […]


Emotional Self-Awareness and Empathy – The Keys to Better Relationships

Emotional Intelligence (EI) refers to the awareness, control and expression of emotion and the ability to handle interpersonal relationships in a thoughtful and compassionate manner. In a nutshell, it is the ability to understand and manage our emotions and those of the people around us. EI is fundamental to our life experience and can influence how successful we are in […]